Long-Term Care Law
The Long Term Care Law is a key law that regulates the state's assistance to the elderly who need help with routine daily activities and are interested in staying at home or in retirement home (diur mugan) and not in a special institution.
The Long Term Care Benefit
This article presents information about the long term care benefit and explains who has the right to receive it, what procedure is required in order to receive it, who provides the service and more.
We find it appropriate to note that the details presented here are extremely general. The Long Term Care Benefit Law refers to many details that change from time to time and from person to person, so it is very important to contact our representatives for free consulting and guidance.
What is a long term care benefit
The long term care benefit is given to a person who depends on the help of others when performing daily routine activities. The degree of dependence varies from person to person and is determined on the basis of a dependency test. A benefit is a service provided by a caregiver at the elderly's home and its share can be converted into money.
The long term care benefit is provided by virtue of the National Insurance Law.
What are day-to-day actions and activities?
Day-to-day activities are essential activities that are performed on a daily basis once or more a day: dressing, bathing, cooking, eating, organizing the house, etc.
Who is eligible for the long term care benefit?
All Israeli residents who have reached retirement age (woman 62 and man 67) and have been found dependent on others in carrying out day-to-day activities.
Eligibility is conditional on meeting a number of criteria:
The eligible person lives in his home or in retirement residence ("diur mugan") for debilitated or independent elderly people who finance their stay there mainly on their own.
The monthly income of the eligible person does not exceed the highest level pointed out by the law. If the income exceeds the highest level, the beneficiary will receive half of the benefit or will not receive the benefit at all. This test is performed as part of an "income test" in accordance with the regulations.
The beneficiary does not receive from the National Insurance Institute or the Ministry of Defense another benefit granting special services.
For further details and checking the extent of your suitability or the suitability of a member of your family, please, contact our branch closest to your place of residence or leave details and we will contact you immediately.